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History's Greatest Scandals : Shocking Stories of Powerful People Hardcover – Import, January 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Murdoch Books; First edition. edition (2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1740458095
  • ISBN-13: 978-1740458092
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,581,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ed Wright is an Australian born writer of history, essays, fiction and poetry. His work has been translated into more than five languages and sold more one hundred thousand copies. He currently lives in Sri Lanka. One of the things he likes about writing for a living is that he never stops learning.

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By Joan Neubauer on December 20, 2013
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It was extremely interesting because it was about real people that we know of from history. I found it hard to put it down.
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I read and reviewed this book compliments of NetGalley, but the opinions are mine alone.
If you have been reading dark or boring books in the History genre, this is one of those books that might be classified as a dirty little secret. If you are concerned about impressing your friends, family or acquaintances with your choice in literature or reading materials don't worry.no one is going to be impressed. Overall this might be subtitled 'ripped straight from the tabloids" and rightfully so. A lot of what is reported between the covers of this book probably have been lifted from the tabloids and are recent in nature.
While not particularly detailed, the basics are provided and are adequately lurid to get things going. From Thomas Jefferson's dalliances with Sally Hemmings to Bill Clinton's womanizing there js something for everyone.
I really liked this book as it made me laugh a lot and gave me food for thought as to why supposedly smart people do sone really ridiculous things. This is the ultimate beach read.
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I'm not sure why this book was available on a review website, since it was written in 2006, but I enjoyed it nevertheless, and am happy to throw it a kind word. This book, which was originally published in Australia, contains a (very) few factual errors, but is otherwise a straightforward and enjoyable series of short chapters detailing all sorts of famous scandals involving famous people. The author covers political misconduct (Did Thomas Jefferson have an affair with Sally Hemings?); murder in high places (Was Catherine the Great a husband killer?); false prophets (what would a scandal book be without Jim and Tammy Fay Bakker?); dugitives (anyone remember Lord Lucan?); and much more. This is the kind of book you can dip into when you're waiting for a bus, or just want to read for a few more minutes before sleep overtakes you. Of course, it's also the kind of book that, with its bite-sized chapters, leads you on until you discover you've missed your bus or read all night.

Bottom line: an enjoyable light read that takes you dancing through the sordid side of the history of famous people.
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